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2 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Senators Who Tackled Military Sexual Assault Now Turn Their Attention To College Campuses

The lawmakers who spent the past year pushing for military sexual assault reform are now setting their sights on college campuses.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Carolyn Maloney, Democrat, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Representative Jackie Speier, California, California Government

7 hrs ago | The Nation

Will George Bush Ever Paint the Ghost of an Iraqi Child?

The Onion News Network was always the best place to look for an honest review of George W. Bush's post-presidential painting hobby, and here it is at last - including an analysis of the "ghost of an Iraqi child that follows him everywhere" that should be in every painting but, sadly, is usually replaced by a puppy dog or an impersonal caricature of ... (more)

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Related Topix: George Bush, US News

11 hrs ago | Common Dreams

58 Killed, More Than 100 Injured After UN Base Attacked in South Sudan

The United Nations said Friday at least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in an attack against one of its bases in South Sudan sheltering thousands of civilians.

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Related Topix: World News, Sudan, Africa, South Sudan, US News

13 hrs ago | Common Dreams

Thousands of Palestinians Rally for Release of 5,000 in Israeli Jails, Including 200 Children

As talks between Israel and Palestine falter, thousands of Palestinians demonstrated Thursday on behalf of nearly 5,000 Palestinians imprisoned by Israeli Occupation authorities in 22 Israeli jails, many of them arbitrarily.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US News

14 hrs ago | Common Dreams

Inside Attacks, American-Style

Staff Sgt. John Robertson waits in a parking lot outside of the Fort Hood military base for updates on April 2, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Hood, Fort Hood, TX, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US News

14 hrs ago | Common Dreams

In The Age of Faux Populism, Where Are the Real Pitchforks?

Americans are in a surly mood, confronting rules they feel are rigged against them.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

14 hrs ago | Common Dreams

The Jewish Community Center Shootings: White-Washing White Terrorism

Frazier Glenn Cross, aka Glenn Miller, in police custody after allegedly killing three people outside Kansas City, Missouri.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, Glenn Miller, Jazz, Activism, US News

17 hrs ago | Common Dreams

Vladimir Putin Must Be Called to Account on Surveillance Just Like Obama

On Thursday, I questioned Russia's involvement in mass surveillance on live television.

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, James R. Clapper, US News

21 hrs ago | Juan Cole

An Int'l Trail of Death and Heartbreak: How the Bush Wars came home with the Vets

After an argument about a leave denied, Specialist Ivan Lopez pulled out a .45-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun and began a shooting spree at Fort Hood, America's biggest stateside base, that left three soldiers dead and 16 wounded.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Fort Bragg, NC, US News

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Truthdig

Antitrust in the New Gilded Age

We're in a new gilded age of wealth and power similar to the first gilded age when the nation's antitrust laws were enacted.

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Related Topix: Cable & Satellite, Comcast, US Politics, US News, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives

Common Dreams

44,000 Endangered Species Condoms Given Away to Celebrate 44th Earth Day

April 17 - In honor of the 44th Earth Day celebration, the Center for Biological Diversity is distributing 44,000 free Endangered Species Condoms across the country.

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Related Topix: Wildlife, Outdoor Recreation, US News

Daily Kos

Missouri mayor faces possible impeachment over racist remarks

After Marionville, Missouri Mayor Don Clevenger's comments that he "kind of agrees" with some of the racist views espoused by Frazier Glenn Cross-the white supremacist who shot and killed three people at the Overland Park, Kansas Jewish Community Center on April 13, 1014-some members of the community are taking action: A group of citizens, many of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Marionville, MO, US News

ThinkProgress

Feminist Activists Are Selling A New Line Of 'Consent Condoms' To Tackle Rape Culture

In order to incorporate messages about consent into hook-up culture, a feminist group is launching a new line of condoms that "promote the usage of proper language when engaging in any intimate activity."

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Related Topix: Activism, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, US News

Truthdig

Pictures Don't Lie: Refuting #There Was No Palestine

One of the common assertions one finds in Zionist propaganda is that there "was never any Palestine."

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US News

Washington Post

Rep. Vance McAllister kissed. Now can he make up with voters after the scandal?

In a video obtained by "The Ouachita Citizen," Rep. Vance McAllister is allegedly seen kissing a female member of his district office staff last December.

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Related Topix: Rodney Alexander, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Life, Holidays, Christmas, Representative Gabrielle Giffords, Democrat

OpEdNews

The bigger threat is the National Security Agency: Despite Heart...

Some are calling it a "worst nightmare". There have been dire predictions that it represents the end of the Internet or that there is, in fact, no real Internet security or that Free and Open Source Software is dangerous to use.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Open Source Software, Computers, US News

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Common Dreams

Legacy of US Nuclear Weapons Still Killing Uranium Miners Decades Later: Study

Researchers say the Rossing uranium mine's 1,500 workers are still exposed to dangerous dust The race by the U.S. and British governments to build nuclear arms and power plants in the 1970s has left behind a deadly - and largely ignored - legacy for those who worked at the world's oldest open-pit uranium mine in Namibia.

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Related Topix: US News

OpEdNews

Ukraine, Through the US Looking Glass

The acting president of the coup regime in Kiev announces that he is ordering an "anti-terrorist" operation against pro-Russian protesters in eastern Ukraine, while his national security chief says he has dispatched right-wing ultranationalist fighters who spearheaded the Feb. 22 coup that ousted elected President Viktor Yanukovych.

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Related Topix: World News, Ukraine, Terrorism, Twitter, Russia, US News

Truthdig

4 Dead, 284 Missing in South Korea Ferry Sinking

South Korean rescuers and dive teams worked frantically under floodlights as fears rose for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank Wednesday with 462 on board, mostly high school students bound for a holiday island.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., US News

Democracy Now

Was Kansas Shooting Avoidable? White Supremacist Was Ex-Informant With Criminal Past & Hateful Views

Notorious white supremacist Frazier Glenn Miller has been charged with killing three people at two Jewish community sites in Kansas.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News

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